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Historic Chagford - Great for Shopping!

Historic Chagford - Great for Shopping!

Why not visit beautiful Chagford soon?  It makes a wonderful day out with its collection of stylish shops that cluster around the town centre and a selection of great places to eat.

Opposite the Market House, known locally as the Pepper Pot, you'll find two 100-year old general stores that have managed to trade successfully side by side as long as anyone can remember.  This is because they sell everything; Dartmoor clothing, walking boots, camping equipment, compasses, binoculars, walking poles and maps, children's toys, ironmongery and tools, cookware, electrical goods, housewares and gardening requisites.  Of course, there is magnificent walking and lots of inspiring outdoor activities around Chagford and right across Dartmoor to test out your new kit.

Chagford is also well known for its host of speciality arts and crafts shops that make a joyful day of pottering for the visitor.  There's a charismatic leatherworker with an in-house workshop selling handmade goods in leather, wood, silver and clay. You'll also find art galleries and professional artists, a shop selling baskets from organically grown willow from Chagford's withy bed, potters and purveyors of furniture, lighting, mirrors, jewellery, vintage and modern quilts, antiques and lots of gifts.  There's also a bookshop with a large range of second-hand books that's open six days a week.

Chagford is well equipped for the hungry foodie who wants to take home someting tasty from a day out in Chagford. There are many delightful cafes and places to eat (see our food and drink section) plus a selection of delicatessens, bakers and a greengrocer as well as wholefood shops stocking organic, Fairtrade and local products including fruit and vegetables grown in Chagford.

If you are interested in independent fashion shops, then you're in for a treat with some beautifully stocked boutiques offering wonderful outfits and great accessories.  If the personal touch is important to you, then you'll love the service with a smile that comes naturally in Chagford.

You'll also find an off licence, a newsagent, a photographer, hairdresser and beauty salon, chemist, florist and a holiday cottage business plus a Post Office and a small but well-stocked supermarket.  If you find you love Chagford so much that you want to stay, then there are two estate agencies here too!

And don't forget to keep an eye on this website's listing as there are literary and film festivals, craft fairs and lots of other happenings in this vibrant, historic and stunningly beautiful Dartmoor Stannary Town.

For a full list of all businesses in Chagford click here (opens new window).